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Brinks Security Guard Shoots at Knife-Wielding Suspect Near Third Street Promenade

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Santa Monica Police Department presence near the Third Street Promenade after reports of shots fired. Photo: Sam Catanzaro. Man who approached armored truck shot

A security guard opened fire at a knife-wielding suspect who approached an armored truck near a crowded Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica Friday morning.

According to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), on Friday, August 16 at approximately 11:15 am near the area of 3rd Street and Arizona Avenue, a male suspect approached a Brinks armored truck wielding a knife and attempted to stab the security guard who then shot at the suspect three times.

The SMPD responded to the scene immediately after gunshots were heard. Witnesses directed the officers to the area of Parking Structure 4 at 1321 2nd Street. A perimeter was set up and a systematic search of the structure and area was conducted.

SMPD officers located the suspect around 12:10 p.m. in the area around Structure 4.“The suspect was found to be in […]

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